American Experience: A Class Apart DVD

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Item #: WA9272
Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the film interweaves the stories of its central characters with a broader story of the civil rights movement.  It also brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.
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Built around the landmark 1954 legal case Hernandez v. Texas, the film interweaves the stories of its central characters with a broader story of the civil rights movement.  It also brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to dismantle the discrimination targeted against them.

Interview with the filmmakers, intercut with "making of" behind the scenes footage and photos
Spanish Audio and Subtitles
A "slideshow" of legendary photographer Russell Lee's photos of Mexican American life in the Southwest in the late 1940s.
Discussion guide
Deleted scenes

Producer: Camino Bluff Productions
Production Year: 2009
Copyright Year: 2009
Rating: TV-PG
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: Spanish
Language Track: English;Spanish
Audio Format: Stereo

"A powerful reminder of the civil rights movement. One to watch." - Austin American-Statesman

"An eye-opening PBS documentary on a 1954 Supreme Court case that redefined Mexican-America civil rights. An outstanding work of non-fiction TV." - Baltimore Sun

"Necessary viewing." - San Antonio Express-News

"A vivid documentary." - TV America

"A gripping account." - San Antonio Current

"A new and stirring documentary." - Arizona Daily Star

"Films about Mexican-Americans and other Latinos who struggled and prevailed against segregation and discrimination are few and far between. That scarcity emphasizes the significance of documentaries such as A CLASS APART. It's only one hour in a saga that deserves a multi-part vehicle, but it is a critical starting point." - Houston Chronicle